Maya Luz enters the apartment where Mila is looking out the window. She's 21 and a New Yorker. She tells us that she likes fashion that takes risks. Her stuff is very dramatic. Lots of interesting silhouettes and textures and stark colors. She says that she is influenced by music and feels that fashion and rock and roll are hand-holders. She and Mila both have bangs and high-five over this coincidence. Mila says that she didn't know her little sister would be on the show, which I believe confuses Maya a little bit. I got it.
Christiane King, who is 29 and from LA, enters next. She remarks that the apartment is nice. Mila thinks that it smells good too. Jesus, I forget how hard it is meeting all of these people. This is how the Octomom feels when she wakes up every morning.
Here we meet Jesus Estrada. He's in a cab on his way to Atlas. He is 21 and from San Diego. Nice eyebrows. He doesn't feel that his youth is an issue because he is very confident and feels that he is a very talented person. We see some shots of his work and, I'm not really sure. There appears to be so much wind machine action in the photos that I'm not positive I have a handle on the dresses. Anyway, Jesus says that he has a lot of imagination and his designs certainly seem to exemplify that statement. Upstairs, he tells Jonathan and Jesse that his specialty is evening and couture. "So, you guys better watch out." Jesse looks like he doesn't know how to reply, but Jonathan lets out a guffaw. Cover your temples, folks, some shoes are gonna be flying up in there come soon.
Next, Emilio Sosa enters. He is 43 and a New Yorker. He and Jesus speak a little Spanish to each other. Amy Sarabi is the next to arrive. She is 25 and from Oakland, California. She greets the girls in the apartment, then interviews that she feels that her Iranian background has influenced her design aesthetic. Wow, her stuff looks really cool. Geometrical yet feminine clothing. She tells us that she likes being different. Keep your eyes on this one, folks. There's something about her.
Lord, I'm all designered out. Finally. It's like the producers are trying to create an actual sweat shop in Atlas. There are 55 of them. They all read notes from Heidi welcoming them to New York. They are instructed to meet her and Tim on the roof for a champagne toast. Jesse says that they were supposed to say it "in German." Dude, that's played. Heidi's accent is really not very funny anymore.
On the roof, Heidi reminds the designers that the show has returned to its original home, the Atlas apartments. She introduces Tim and tells them that he will be their mentor. Tim says that, more than any other season, these designers are diverse, innovative, and practical. They are everything! Tim serves the champs while Heidi, who is improbably pregnant for the seventh time, has apple cider.